About the film
bullfighting village spanish civil war (1936-39) satire soldier bull platoon behind enemy lines
Release Date: March 06, 1985
|Production Companies||:||Incine, Jet Films|
|Director||:||Luis García Berlanga|
|Producers||:||Alfredo Matas, Benjamín Benhamou, Alfredo Belinchón, Luis Briales, Marisol Carnicero, Juan de la Flor, Daniela Vega|
|Writers||:||Rafael Azcona, Rafael Azcona, Luis García Berlanga, Luis García Berlanga|
During the Spanish Civil War a platoon of mismatched Republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the local holiday of the nearby village. In addition to ruining the Nationalist faction's celebration they want the animal in order to butcher it and feed their famished troops. They get caught in the process and have to go through a series of funny and pathetic incidents before they can get back to their side.